Cover photo: View southeast towards The Knob on Short Mountain from Mount Jackson Road (Virginia State Secondary Route 703) at Bonny View Lane just north of Mount Jackson in Shenandoah County, Virginia / photo by famartin, courtesy wikimedia commons
More than 90 acres of the Knob conserved in the Shenandoah Valley
The Conservation Fund announced that a 91-acre tract of land in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley has been permanently protected and preserved. In a press release, the organization announced that the newly protected property is the rock-topped end of Short Mountain, known as the Knob. The land will be managed as part of the George Washington National Forest.
Over 6,000 acres added to Tennessee’s Justin P. Wilson Cumberland Trail State Park
In late February, 6,229 acres were added to the Justin P. Wilson Cumberland Trail State Park. According to a release by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, the land,